PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS... READING IS SWEET.  It's a great season to enjoy a book or two.  Check out 5 books today and you will receive a chance for a sweet prize.



AMERICAN GIRL WINTER TEA PARTY: for young ladies, ages 8 and up, on Saturday, January 19, 2019. We will have 2 seatings for our party, please sign up for one. The first tea will be 10:30am – 12:00, the second tea will be from 12:30pm – 2:00pm. Join us as we learn about American Girls from the past and present. Come dressed for a tea party if you wish. We will have ‘tea’ and sweet treats. Bring your American girl doll (if you have one). Required registration begins January 2. Each party will be limited to 20 participants.  

MAGNET SCIENCE FOR PRESCHOOLERS: (3yrs. – Kindergarteners) and a Caregiver, at The Mary L. Cook Public Library on Friday, January 25, from 4:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be learning how magnets work with several hands on activities. All children should bring an adult with them. Required Registration will begin January 7. Questions, please contact Kathy Daniels 513-897-4826.

LEGO FUN: at The Mary L. Cook Public Library for Grades 1 – 5, Monday, January 28 from 6:00pm – 6:45pm. We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme. You supply your imagination! Come build a creation based on a theme. Please register beginning January 14. This program is limited to 20.               


SENSORY STORYTIME : at The Mary L. Cook Public Library, January 25, 2019 6:00pm – 6:45pm. Join us for a program offering educational, literacy and social opportunities for children with differing abilities, their siblings and parents/caregivers. The program incorporates: Visual Schedule Board, Books Read Aloud & Demonstrated Interactively with Flannel Boards, Sensory Opportunities - Bubbles, Songs, Movement. Registration is required for this event and will begin January 7, please call 513-897-4826 to register. The library is closed to the public during this event. Questions please contact Miss Kathy at 513-897-4826

DROP-IN STORYTIMES : Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm, or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs. These continue in December, except there are no drop in storytimes on Dec. 24, 26, 31, and Jan. 1.  We will resume on Jan. 7. Questions – please ask Miss Kathy or Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten : In August 2014, The Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 25 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books! If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1,000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading. Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS: Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp!  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book!  We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library. No Storytimes in December.  Storytime will resume Thursday, Jan. 4, 2019. 

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: For 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners, Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am Or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm.  Registration requested and will begin end of August. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.  Special Storytimes include Halloween Parties, Easter Egg Hunt, and more.  Watch for details. No Storytimes in December.  Storytime will resume Thursday, Jan. 4, 2019. 

TODDLER LAPTIMES: Toddler Laptimes for 2 year olds and their caregivers. Tuesdays 6:45 - 7:10 p.m, from January 15 thru February 19. Required registration in person begins January 2. Limit - 12 toddlers and 12 caregivers. Stories, games, songs, fingerplays and, occasionally, crafts will be shared with the toddlers during laptimes. These sessions involve parents as active participants.

 BABY BOOKWORMS : Baby Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver.  Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am.  Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. *We will not meet Dec. 19, 26, and Jan. 2.  Sessions will then resume Jan. 9, 2019.

Chapters Book Club is a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, then we meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters Book Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, January 15, from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm.  Registration is required. Books should be available at front desk. 

Calling all bookworms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters on Tuesday, December 18, from 4pm - 5 pm. Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack.  Books should be available to pick up the beginning of October. For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826.

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will begin meeting on Tuesday, December 18 from 6 pm - 6:30 pm. The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Registration is required.  Sign up now! Books will be available to pick up the beginning of October.